The occurrence of workplace violence within the healthcare profession has exceeded that occurrence in all other professions in the United States, since 2010, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The occurrence of workplace violence upon nurses in the United States has grown from more nine times the national average to more than 11 times the national average, since 2010, also according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
This data places the nurse profession third nationally, since 2010, exceeded only by law enforcement patrol officers and correctional officers at more than 18 and 22 times the national average, respectively. Research conducted between 1999 and 2013 suggests workplace incivility can occur in a series of reciprocating exchanges over time between two or more employees and culminate in workplace violence.
Workplace Incivility Equals Violence
During this period, research has also suggested workplace incivility may have affected 98 percent of the United States workforce and has been shown to lead to emotional exhaustion among nurses. Would you like to contribute to reducing workplace violence and emotional exhaustion upon nurses?
Please take the Nurse Workplace Violence Survey and help in collecting this important research data.